FORT MYERS, Fla. – Before heading to the Georgia Tech Invite, the FGCU women’s swimming and diving team spent some time volunteering at Young Life in Fort Myers. Young Life is a non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents in the local community.
The Eagles spent their time improving and maintaining the Young Life campus over the course of a Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Kristen Potter helped improve the front yard by moving rocks and pulling weeds while freshmen Jessie Porter and Cheryl Corvo took turns mowing the lawn.
Freshman Christina Tanninen and senior Isabela Mills helped inside by cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen. Freshmen Brittney Evans and Katie Westbrook entertained the children with books and games.
“The team really bonded while giving back to the community,” said sophomore Caitlin Pine.
Captain Teri Lytle felt that “dedicating an afternoon to help a great organization like Young Life not only demonstrates the heart of our team, but is a great way for the Eagles to thank the community for their support of FGCU Athletics.”
The team really came together and is looking forward to our upcoming volunteer project at a local elementary school.
-Written by senior Taylor Cooke